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for the underdog team, featured in the movie "money ball." jim axelrod spoke with its manager, who broke the mold on thousand be a winning ball club. >> reporter: they are the poorest team in major league baseball. with a roster stocked with rookies and low-paid veterans, the oakland a's were pegged to finish last in their division. >> most people i think predicted that we would lose not only 100, maybe 110. so this has been satisfying. >> reporter: instead, they finished first. if what general manager billy beane has done sounds like a hollywood story, well, it already was. >> the problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. then there's 50 feet of crap. and then there's us. >> reporter: brad pitt played beane in "money ball." it's a david and goliath tale of a gm with a small budget for salaries outthinking everyone else using a statistical formula to find winners among baseball's discards. you have to find undervalued players. >> you essentially have to have players whose performance is better than what we're paying them. >> reporter: beane's calculation
mayor jim ruane were upset about the state public utilities commission asking to suspend hearings over pg&e's penalties and pipeline upgrade costs for a month. >>> saint andrew catholic church in daly city plans to have grief counselors available after a 6-year-old girl was killed in a church parking lot saturday morning. danielle from daly city was one of three people hit by a minivan in the parking lot. she died at the hospital. daly city police are investigating the death. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors will decide tomorrow if suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. he was charged with official misconduct and and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic abuse case. it will take a "yes" vote by 9 of 11 supervisors to remove him. >>> the 39th annual safeway world championship pumpkin weigh-off is this morning in half moon bay vying for the world's record and a $25,000 prize for the world's first one ton pumpkin. we'll give you a live look coming up at 6:00. >> it would take a crane to get that baby in there. >>> an action packed weekend of events in the bay area
and we'll hear from him at the top of the hour. jim axelrod has the story of one team's return to postseason play. jim, good morning. >> good morning, nora. the a's are back in the bay area to take on the detroit tigers. the a's are down 2-0 in this best-of-five playoff series. but they've already beat some long odds to be in the postseason at all. they are the poorest team in major league baseball. with a roster stocked with rookies and low-paid veterans pulled off the junk heap. the oakland a's were pegged to finish last in their division. instead -- >> ball game! >> reporter: -- they finished first. >> most people, i think, now we'd lose 100, maybe 110. so this has been satisfying. >> reporter: if what general manager billy beanehas done sounds like a hollywood story, it already was. >> the problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. then there's 50 feet of crap. and then there's us. >> reporter: brad pitt played beane in "moneyball." based on a best-selling book, it's a tale of a gm with a small budget for salaries, outthinking every
now on this monday. san mateo assemblyman jerry hill and san bruno mayor jim ruane plan to speak out against a move that the state public utilities commission made friday afternoon. the puc is asking to suspend hearings for a month over pg&e's penalties and pipeline upgrade costs from the san bruno pipeline explosion two years ago. >>> this morning a coalition of community groups in san jose plans to announce a boycott of the mi pueblo grocery chain linked to the company's participation in the federal everify program the department of homeland security system to determine people's immigration status. >>> a big weekend for bay area baseball. the giants and as fight to stay in the play-offs. they may need help. >> another big step for private space travel. the special treat headed toward the international space station right now. >> and oversized and orange. giant pumpkins battle it out for the top prize. we are going live to half moon bay for the big weigh-off for the giant gourd right there. it's all coming your way. ,, ,,,,,,,, ♪ [ male announcer ] the first look...is only the beg
romney was in as well at bain capital. >> that's correct. >> it's become a subject of critic jim from the obama campaign with respect to what he did and whether he created jobs or not. should bain capital be an issue in this cain? -- campaign? >> everything is subject to be criticized in a campaign. the private equity has helped revolutionize business around the world. private equity is designed to make companies more efficient. it has an effect of make being jobs be created and that's not the principal purpose but very often we save jobs. one of the most important things is we make good returns that go to public pension funds. private equity has bean great thing for american business and the envy of the world. >> there's tissue of carried interest. >> that's correct. >> which puts you at a lower interest rate than some think you should be. taxed at a capital gains rate rather than ordinary income rate. do you think that's fair? >> in the context of comprehensive tax reform everything should be looked at. we have to recognize we have a $1 trillion annual deficit. unless we deal with w
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